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We are currently hiring for our Development Manager role. See the posting below and send your cover letter & resume to email@example.com.
The Opportunity – Development Manager
We’re looking for a Development Manager to facilitate the efficient implementation of our fundraising efforts, develop new strategies, and build mutually beneficial community partnerships. Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for annual appeals, membership cultivation, and donor stewardship. This manager will also lead organizing special fundraising events and collaborate with the organization’s Programs team in developing new ideas that are responsive to the community’s mental health needs and identifying resources to support them.
- Maintain and grow current revenue streams from individuals, businesses, foundations, corporations, and government entities.
- In partnership with the Executive Director, develop new fund development strategies: set goals, establish benchmarks, and evaluate outcomes.
- In partnership with the rest of the NAMI Seattle team, craft communications to support the mission, promote programs and events, and drive revenue.
- Build and maintain long-term relationships with individual donors, foundations, corporate partners, public sector funders, and other NAMI affiliates.
- Execute focused campaigns including holiday appeals, partnership events, and targeted donor cultivation.
- Lead volunteer, donor, and partner recognition and appreciation.
- With the Executive Director and other staff, prepare agency newsletters and Annual Report.
- Develop grants calendars, prepare grant applications in collaboration with staff and partners; write, edit, and improve grant proposals, letters of inquiry and solicitations.
- Oversee funder reporting, develop strategies for renewal and expansion of funding.
- Manage current memberships, ensure renewals, and grow total membership.
- Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing nonprofit fund development programs that may have included annual giving campaigns, donor cultivation and stewardship, events, grants, and corporate giving.
- Knowledge of and skills in operating and improving donor management software; demonstrated success in analyzing donor and funder data in quality improvement. Excellent track record of developing compelling and persuasive communications.
- Basic knowledge of mental health conditions and their impact individuals and communities.
- Understanding and commitment to health equity.
- Energetic, enthusiastic, with demonstrated ability to inspire, engage, and motivate others.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Comfort with public speaking and representing NAMI Seattle in the community is a must.
- Highly organized with a flair for improving systems and processes.
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups within and outside of the organization.
- Flexible, adaptable, positive, and be willing to step outside the job description and pitch in when necessary for the fulfillment of NAMI Seattle’s mission and strategic priorities.
Site, Schedule, & Classification
This is a full time, exempt position that reports to NAMI Seattle’s Executive Director. And averages 40 hours per week, most of them during office hours (Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm). There are some occasional evening and weekend demands. Per essential business need, the site of work is hybrid, with three required workdays per week in person at NAMI Seattle’s offices. The remainder of the schedule may be worked at the site of choice.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent life experience facilitating relevant knowledge.
- Experience in sophisticated project management as part of a team
- 3 to 5 years of previous development experience which included fundraising strategy, major gifts, donor cultivation/stewardship, grant writing.
- 2 to 3 years history in field of nonprofit human services, food security, community health, or medicine
- Experience delivering informational/persuasive presentations in public forums.
- Fund development work experience in the Greater Seattle area
- This position will be open for applications until filled.
- Interviews scheduled for candidates moving forward in February.
- The interview process will include two to three rounds with at least one round in person at NAMI Seattle offices.
- Final interviews by late February or earlier
- Target start date for successful candidate in early March.
- Salary: $78,000 year
- Generous Paid holidays, as well as Sick and PTO days
- Medical, dental and vision benefits, 70% paid by the organization.
- Monthly mobile phone stipend
To apply, email both a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The position will remain open until filled. NAMI Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer, encouraging diverse applicants to apply. For assistance during the application process, contact email@example.com.
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